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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Calypsoeae
Genus: Aplectrum
Species: A. hyemale


Aplectrum Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 197 (1818)


  • Heterotypic
    • Aplectra Raf., First Cat. Gard. Transylv. Univ.: 13 (1824)



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America 
    • Regional: Eastern Canada
      • Ontario, Québec.
    • Regional: North-Central U.S.A.
      • Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin.
    • Regional: Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Connecticut, Indiana, Masachusettes, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia.
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Putty root
Перем Коми: Аплектрум
коми: Аплектрум
кырык мары: Аплектрум
удмурт: Аплектрум
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